Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Robotic Labs, in which experiments are carried out entirely by robots, have the potential to provide a reproducible and transparent foundation for performing basic biomedical laboratory experiments. In this article, we investigate whether these labs are applicable...

["Biochemistry","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2974v1
57 downloads
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Government agencies faced with politically controversial decisions often discount or ignore scientific information, whether from agency staff or non-governmental scientists. Recent developments in scientific integrity (the ability to perform, use, communicate and...

["Conservation Biology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2946v1
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Fisheries sciences and management involve complex problems not easily addressed by a single set of stakeholders or methodologies from one discipline; accordingly, the Canadian Fisheries Research Network (CFRN) was initiated to increase fisheries research capacity...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecosystem Science","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2291v2
208 downloads
1,067 views

1) DNA metabarcoding holds great promise for the assessment of macroinvertebrates in stream ecosystems. However, few large-scale studies have compared the performance of DNA metabarcoding with that of routine morphological identification. 2) We performed metabarcoding...

["Biodiversity","Environmental Sciences","Molecular Biology","Zoology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2759v3
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Recovery planning is an essential part of implementing the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), but conservationists and government agencies recognize many problems with the planning process. Common criticisms are that too many species lack recovery plans, plans...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2882v1
246 downloads
381 views

This document summarizes a series of authoritative views on research data management, sharing and citation, developed in Expert Groups, Working Groups, and other activities organized through FORCE11 (http://force11.org), an international community of over 2,000...

["Translational Medicine","Science Policy","Human-Computer Interaction","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2836v1
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The “reproducibility crisis” has been a highly visible source of scientific controversy and dispute. Here, I propose and review several avenues for identifying and prioritizing research studies for the purpose of targeted validation. Of the various proposals discussed,...

["Bioinformatics","Evidence Based Medicine","Health Policy","Translational Medicine","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2830v1
145 downloads
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As part of a recent workshop entitled "Imagining Tomorrow's University”, we were asked to visualize the future of universities as research becomes increasingly data- and computation-driven and identify a set of principles characterizing pertinent opportunities...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2781v1
208 downloads
752 views

Besides offering fun activities for non-scientists to explore the natural world through experiments, simulations or games, the evolving concept of citizen science is increasingly allowing some serious publication quality science to be published by the practitioners...

["Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2463v3
5,302 downloads
17,655 views

We present the initial results of a reanalysis of four articles from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab based on data collected from diners at an Italian restaurant buffet. On a first glance at these articles, we immediately noticed a number of apparent inconsistencies...

["Ethical Issues","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2748v1
1,089 downloads
2,389 views

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2711v1
54 downloads
166 views

Mo’orea’s reefs have rebounded from environmental disturbance throughout the years largely due to herbivorous fish that deter damaging algal blooms. This resilience suggests herbivorous fishes act as a keystone species in the coral reef ecosystem, and the greater...

["Conservation Biology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Science Policy","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2657v1
35 downloads
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This document is an open response to the NIH Request for Information (RFI): Strategies for NIH Data Management, Sharing, and Citation, Notice Number: NOT-OD-17-015, written by the leaders of the FORCE11 Software Citation Working Group from its inception in mid-2015...

["Bioinformatics","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2640v1
39 downloads
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Quality disciplines have been widely used for decades in industrial and business fields. It is only in recent times, however, that Quality management and approaches have received proper attention in life science. In particular, the need for Quality standards in...

["Cell Biology","Food Science and Technology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2637v1
60 downloads
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Worldwide concern about the impacts of endocrine disrupting compounds on both human and environmental health has led to implementation of multiple screening and testing programs. In most cases these programs have focused on impacts to the estrogen, androgen and...

["Computational Biology","Toxicology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2605v1
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